Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool


Although I'm currently reading English ("books. You read english... books" I always think of that An Education joke) at university in Liverpool, I studied Art until A Level and I still can't resist a gallery every once in a while.

The Tate Liverpool has had its Alice in Wonderland exhibition since November but a lethal combination of essays, exams (one left!), and going home for Christmas has meant I haven't been able to go... until yesterday. I know, a blogger~ liking Alice in Wonderland is hardly surprising, but knowing there would be some Pre-Raphaelite works there (Rossetti! Hunt! Millais!) gave me a more substantial need to visit and part with £5.40 (Worth. It. It's a massive exhibition too). I thought you might like to see the sketches I did while I was there (Millais, Penrose, and Rackham. Further proof I still can't draw hands. Click through to see it bigger, if you fancy), and a photo of me taken last term standing on the kitchen surface and "proving" I'm tall by touching the ceiling. Maybe it was something labelled "drink me".

And in regards to the Coachella stuff I wrote in my last post, I was going to go, but my friend pulled out due to an internship and I didn't fancy going all that way with people I don't know so well. Thank you for letting me know about your experiences though! To compensate, I've been spending too much time window shopping on the Mulberry website and dreaming of Paris next year.

xxx

Rebecca Cohen | Rebecca Cohen

59 comments:

  1. Ahh, I want to go to that exhibition immeasurable amounts... Darn Liverpool being so far away :( Your sketches are rather lovely, you are far too harsh on yourself there is nothing wrong with the hands!

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  2. Oh, and sorry to hear about Coachella :( I wish I could go with you, but it seems ridiculously expensive to fly to America :( Weep, just

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  3. Aw, bummer to hear you're not going! But indeed, it's better to go with people you really know (and can endure while being on a trip for a longer time). I really like your sketches, and the picture of you is lovely. Totally in Alice-in-Wonderland style. :)

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  4. Looks like fun. Your sketches are lovely, and the hand is a bit cartoony - which is a good thing! Wish I lived in Liverpool. I miss England to be honest.

    >'.'<

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  5. aww well there's always next time for coachella! priorities are important so they're always first in life~~ :)

    i love alice in wonderland. i remember seeing the movie and it was just amazing imo..i felt like a kid again haha! Glad to hear the exhibition was fun and interesting!

    it's cool that you're going to london to continue your studies in fashion! I've always wanted to go there too ^_^ try to post pictures while your there on your new website; congrats on that too. love your outfit (i think the braid and top makes this outfit so cute and unique) keep in touch! <3

    -Joyce
    carouselstreet.com

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  6. oops, sorry about my last paragraph (3rd one) lol I meant to post that on another person's comment box (idk, i got it mixed up lol!)

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    1. aha, don't worry, I have definitely done that before! xx

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  7. Wow, your sketches are amazing !

    HELen

    pierrelecat.blogspot.com

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  8. I love visiting galleries, I was also an English student but still held galleries close to my heart! The TATE galleries have to be some of my fave, I think I like TATE Modern best :)

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  9. aww si sweet! i would love to see it!

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  10. Sorry you're not going to Coachella anymore :(. The exhibition looks great, especially because it's an alice in wonderland exhibition! xo

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  11. A lovely sketch! I've been really wanting to see this exhibition. Lucky girl

    e x

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  12. I really really want to go to that exhibition, but living in damn Devon means getting to Liverpool would basically be a nightmare... and oh my word, there's Pre-Raphaelite stuff there too? (I'm a bit of a massive Rossetti geek- I wrote my dissertation on him- I got to compare the poetry with the art- SO much fun)
    I am sad.

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    1. Completely understandable, it's a bore getting here from London! Oh god, ME TOO. I love his stuff, such a sucker for the whole movement. That dissertation sounds so, so cool, not sad at all. I would willingly write on that. xxx

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  13. Awesome!! I'm soo jealous.

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  14. Great pieces and fantastic style. love it.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  15. Somehow I STILL haven't got round to seeing this exhibition o.O
    I was just looking at an Alice inspired dress for my wishlist only this morning.
    Really love your sketches, this is a lovely blog post honey :)

    Florrie x

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  16. so sad we we´re dying to go to coachella as well! we´re not going !! :( LOL

    love your ombre hair doll!

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  17. Wow, I'd love to go. The drawing is amazing.

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  18. rebecca i love your drawings1 i don't know what you mean about bad hands, so there. i bet that exhibit was AMAZING, so jealous. rock on darling! :)

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  19. I do love a bit of Alice in Wonderland! Shame it's pretty far away from me. I've been spending too much time browsing on the Mulberry website too, recently. Sigh.
    x

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  20. Beautiful drawings! And I loved that joke in An Education!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  21. i hope i can go there someday :). nice sketch and cute photo :)

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  22. alice & wonderland exhibition?? That sounds so interesting!! I wish there were exhibitions like that where I live...

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  23. Hey Rebecca, thanks for stopping by Fluff and Fripperies. I'm really glad you did because I love your blog and am now following. The exhibition sounds fabulous! xo

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  24. woww!! love alice & wonderland, in fact, i think all that movie is a so good source of inspiration!!

    xo

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    amourette

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  26. I really like Alice in Wonderland :)

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  27. ahhhhh definitely worth going if only for the pre-raphaelite pieces! x

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  28. That exhibit looks absolutely amazing–I can't imagine a more wonderful way to while away the afternoon!

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  29. Ah, I'm jealous. That Alice in Wonderland exhibit looks incredible, and your sketches are super lovely.

    Side note: An Education is one of my favourite movies.

    x

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  30. amazing! love it :)

    xx

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  31. Ohh that's so cool! I like visiting art galleries every once in a while too, sparks the creative side of my brain haha. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Ohhhhhh sorry you didn't get to go to Coachella :( I would definitely go if I could afford it! I love a good exhibition, when is this one on til? ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  33. Oh I love Alice in Wonderland, your sketches are really good! And you have the best hair, seriously x

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  34. Wow, you're so talented! That exhibition looks so cool, I'm not that far from the Tate in London I should go there more. x

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  35. Alice in Wonderland exhibition sounds amazing!

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  36. Sounds so amazing, and so are your sketches!! You should definitely go to Paris! I'm going next month and I can't wait!

    Carmen Ri.

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  37. Such a great post dear, love it ^^ Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, mind to follow each other? :)

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
    BLOG | TWITTER | SHOP

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  38. wow your sketches. i want to see this exhibition.

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  39. but in Indonesia, I bet u wont consider it as funny thing to see the phone box. since it is not red and full of dust! ):

    thanks for dropping comment on my blog anyway.. I already followed ur blog. do u mind follow me backk? :D

    http://rosalinaaa.blogspot.com/

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  40. I wish this exhibition came to London too, looks really interesting, plus the pre Raphaelites.. I find hands really hard to draw too. What a shame about Coachella, I would probably do the same though, it's a long way to go with people you don't know so well. xx

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  41. Aw this looks so interesting! Jel that you even had the chance to Coachella but gutted for you to be missing out, the line up is increddddd. Hope you go next year!! Xxx

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  42. that is such a cool exhibit! wish i could drop by it too :) and like you, i'm dreaming of paris ;)

    xx
    Reg
    www.heyrocketgirl.com

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  43. I want to go to that exhibition + gallery (I'm trying to find gallerys that have Pre-Raphaelite and Arthur Rackham stuff at the moment)!! Why does it have to be so far away :( hehe, and LOOK HOW TALL YOU'VE GROWN!!
    xxxx

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  44. hey, english student snapsies! i should probably be reading right now...i'm obsessed with alice in wonderland, so i love this :) xx

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  45. thank you for your sweet message darling :D
    LOVE

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  46. Whaaaaaat an Alice in Wonderland exhibition? Wahhh why do I have to be on the other side of the world? haha

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  47. You look like Alice!
    I want to go to Paris!

    akiko from Tokyo
    http://kimonosnack.blogspot.com/

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  48. I really really wanted to visit this exhibition! But a combination of no time and no money has prevented me from making the journey :( You're so lucky you got to see it!

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  49. so amazing! looks like heaven on earth for an Alice obsessed English student like myself!!

    and it's a bit late, but my 2 cents about coachella - it's becoming more and more overrated as the years go on...it used to be amazing, 2007 was probably the highlight (for me at least) but the people/crowd is becoming a bit...dodgy? idk, it's just not the same, so don't worry too much about not being able to go!

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  50. wish you had more pics to share :D

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